Coffs PCYC youth program wins award
A COFFS HARBOUR PCYC program which helps to tackle crime has won a major award.
The Youth On The Go project, which helps people aged 14 to 19, has just picked up an Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Award.
“The awards scheme is aimed at recognising programs which reduce crime in the community,” NSW Police Minister Tony Kelly said.
“The Youth On The Go project at Coffs Harbour is a joint initiative to support young people at risk, and those who have been in trouble with the law.
“It involves training and employment for young people and it aims to help them take responsibility for their own lives.
“The project has achieved significant results and has been well-received by the community. It has helped many young people, steering them away from trouble and towards a positive future.”
Youth On The Go has been operating for the past 10 years, and participants have used a workshop at the Coffs Harbour Showground to hone their woodworking skills.
The program is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice and is supported by local community organisations.